Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity?

via A Beast for the Ages — Longreads

At Undark, Amy Maxmen follows the archaeologists and scientists who are racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilization of Nubia.

via In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late — Discover

#SixWivesNoHenry: Ann Foster Is Here to Make History Fun — Discover

Writer and historian Ann Foster takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with ease and wit.

via #SixWivesNoHenry: Ann Foster Is Here to Make History Fun — Discover

For the last several years I’ve worked from two computers. One is a desktop computer that consumes my long-standing desk; the other a laptop that, when not traveling with me, sits on a long table I set up for my writing. I not uncommonly switch back and forth between the two, literally spinning my chair […]

via Computer Fretting — Hot White Snow

Librarian Deb Baker rejects a recent op-ed calling for Amazon to replace public libraries: “Libraries are often the only egalitarian spaces in American communities, radically welcoming of everyone who comes through their doors.”

via Really, libraries don’t need reinventing, thanks. — Discover

On Track Of course I have lots of pictures of trains, hundreds in fact, but most of them were taken when we used film cameras, some are even on slide film. I’ll try to find some on the computer that I haven’t shared before or at least not too often. I have again used Adobe […]

via Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains & Tracks — Our Other Blog: Two Sisters and Two Points of View

The creator of The Wire and Treme remembers his years of friendship and collaboration with the late Anthony Bourdain.

via “Tony”: David Simon on Anthony Bourdain — Discover

MOSCOW (CBS SPORTS) — Iceland is showing that Euro 2016 was no fluke. On Saturday at the World Cup, Iceland held Lionel Messi and Argentina to just a goal, drawing the South Americans 1-1 in its debut game to open up Group D. Messi was knocking on the door throughout the entire match, but he missed…

via World Cup Shocker: Argentina’s Messi Misses Late Penalty Kick As Iceland Holds On For Draw — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been entertaining audiences across the globe for decades, and this weekend the highly acclaimed company comes to Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch theater. CBS2’s Cindy Hsu was joined by some members of the company for a special preview. For more information, click here.

via Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Heads To Lincoln Center — CBS New York

Survey: Most Adults Would Dump Partner Who Doesn’t Like Their Dog — CBS New York


WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (CBS Local) – Love is no match for man’s best friend. According to a new survey, an overwhelming number of adults would dump their partner if they didn’t like their dog. A survey of 3,500 dog owners conducted by dog-walking service Wag!, found that 86 percent of respondents would end a relationship if their…

via Survey: Most Adults Would Dump Partner Who Doesn’t Like Their Dog — CBS New York

Heretics, Plagues, and Forbidden Art — Discover

At Two By Tour, Yvette Benhamou and J. Endress explore the sites and streets of Cuenca, Ecuador. In their latest adventure, they wander the El Museo de Cultura Prohibido, a museum of sacrilege with dubious “artifacts,” see graffiti and street art, and explore a Belgian brewery in the Andes Mountains.

via Heretics, Plagues, and Forbidden Art — Discover

A River Runs North — Discover

A blogger reflects on a series of tragic life events: “We’ll look for artifacts and make up stories and I’ll show them how, defying all logic, the river runs north, but still it flows.”

via A River Runs North — Discover


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